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  • Finance minister rules out placement of Pakistan on FATF blacklist

    ISLAMABAD: Ruling out placement of Pakistan on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) blacklist, Finance Minister Asad Umar said on Friday that the negotiated action plan with the FATF would be implemented...

    Answering a calling attention notice in the Senate, he said September 2019 was the deadline for compliance, observing that Pakistan would finally be out of the grey-list...

  • Petrol prices in Pakistan still very cheap compared to rest of the world, says finance minister, day after price hike

    Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin on Friday said petrol prices in Pakistan were cheaper than the rest of the region and the world, adding that only 16 countries had lower prices — all of them being oil producers themselves...

    Addressing a press conference in Islamabad with Minister of State for Information Farrukh Habib, Tarin said: "There are only 16 other countries which have lower petrol prices than ours...

  • First PHF audit then funding, hints finance minister Dar

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday hinted that the government would not release fund for the Pakistan Hockey Fede­ration without holding its audit...

    However, the finance minister, while talking to the media at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground, said releasing fund for the PHF was not a problem for the government but they would hold its audit first...

  • PTI leader asks PM to remove finance minister

    ISLAMABAD: A leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Andleeb Abbas, has written a letter to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi urging him to obtain resignation from Finance Minister Ishaq Dar...

    “It is a shame that a person undergoing criminal proceedings is Pakistan’s Finance Minister,” Ms Abbas says...

  • Accountability court issues non-bailable arrest warrants for finance minister

    An accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in response to his prolonged absence from court...

    During earlier proceedings, the accountability court judge, Mohammad Bashir, had asked Ahmed Ali Quddusi ? who appeared in court on Dar's behalf as a pleader ? when the finance minister may be expected to appear in court...

  • Finance Minister Dar declared absconder

    ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday declared Finance Minister Ishaq Dar an absconder and warned his guarantors of the confiscation of surety bonds worth Rs5 million if the finance minister did not join trial proceedings...

    Subsequently, the court dismissed the finance minister’s application, seeking exemption from appearance until his recovery...

  • Sindh finance minister oblivious over reasons behind MQM's strike call

    KARACHI: Addressing a post-budget press conference at the Chief Minister House on Sunday, Sindh Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah expressed oblivion over the reasons behind Muttahida Qaumi Movement's call for strike against the Sindh budget...

    ”The minister said the provincial government was committed to providing maximum possible facilities to the masses to enhance living standards and welfare...

  • Finance minister terms rupee's sudden plunge 'artificial'

    Taking serious notice of the spike in interbank rates for the US dollar against the Pakistani rupee, Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar said that the rise of the US dollar against the rupee was "artificial"...

    During an emergency meeting of officials from the Finance Division, Dar took notice and expressed deep concern and disappointment at the 'fact' that the "current political situation was being exploited by certain individuals,...

  • Finance minister intervenes to arrest slide in rupee's value

    A day after financial markets were rocked by a sudden depreciation in the value of the rupee against the dollar, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced that a new governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) may be appointed as soon as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returns from his two-day visit to Tajikistan...

    The minister made the announcement after meeting the presidents of domestic banks and financial institutions, who had been...

  • Indian police raid homes of ex-finance minister, son

    NEW DELHI: India’s federal police on Tuesday searched the homes of former finance minister P...

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing whether a finance company owned by Chidambaram’s son Karti helped a client to circumvent limits on foreign investment...

  • Engro team meets finance minister

    ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Engro Fertilisers called on Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Sunday...

    The delegation apprised the minister about Engro’s production plan and its contribution to the national exchequer...

  • Finance minister defends non-utilisation of ADP funds

    KARACHI: Sindh Finance Minister Murad Ali Shah said on Sunday that the allocation of Rs225 billion in the head of the annual development programme in the provincial budget 2016-17 was a record and the government would release funds from July so that local bodies could implement the projects...

    Speaking at a post-budget press conference here, the minister, however, defended the non-utilisation of the last financial year’s ADP resources...

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